Hats off to the Graduate!
Samantha Stocker has earned her Master of Education! We're excited about her accomplishment, and she's excited to share her experience with you!
Monday, January 11, 2016
We celebrated the holidays in December, and at JBU we also celebrated our graduates! Whether they will be starting a new career or moving forward in the one they’re already in, our students have sown the seeds for a more fruitful tomorrow! They have learned a lot, so we asked them to share some of their experiences with us.
Here is what Samantha Stocker, a graduate from our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Program, had to say:
Why did you choose JBU?
When I was applying for Graduate school, JBU was the only school that showed they wanted me. A JBU representative took me out to lunch to discuss the program and answer any questions that I had. I was able to contact someone directly if I ever had any questions. Now that I have completed my time at JBU, I know it was the right choice for me.
What was your favorite class? Why?
My favorite class was Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation. This was my favorite class for a few reasons. I took the class in the summer, and it included a trip to Northern Ireland. The information that I learned from this class was applicable in Ireland and to my internship. I had the opportunity to make connections with a few teachers in the schools of Northern Ireland, specifically the Belfast area. I also built strong relationships with my classmates. We became a family and are still very close today. We refer to ourselves as 'Bally Brown!'
Did you have any particular experiences that challenged you academically, spiritually, or professionally?
During my time at JBU, I had one class that challenged me throughout the semester. The class was very difficult, and it was the last class that I needed to take before my internship. I had to work as hard as I could and discovered what I could achieve when I fully applied myself.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a student considering a Master of Education?
One piece of advice I would give a student considering their Master of Education is to not be afraid. I was terrified when I started this program and when I started my internship. Through this entire program I learned to not be afraid and that everything happens for a reason.
What’s next for you?
I’m applying for teaching jobs with hopes of landing one after the school year.